Veteran Stories

High School Football Coach Attributes Character Training to Team's Winning Season


This former Marine and current football coach insisted on character training to turn his team’s season around.

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Survivor Stories

“I Feel Whole Again.” Sister of Two Fallen Heroes Shares her Story of Grief and Healing


Monica Velez lost both brothers while they were serving in uniform, and in her grief, she lost herself. Here’s how TMF helped her rediscover her purpose and identity.

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Veteran Stories

Serving After Service: How Getting Involved Helped Me Overcome My Fears and Rediscover Myself


On National Purple Heart Day, Army veteran Earl Lundy recalls the explosion in Afghanistan that led to his award, and how he came to embody the recognition in the years that followed.

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Survivor Stories

Leaders of TMF Turn Authors in New Book Release, “The Knock at the Door”


TMF is proud to support 3 leaders of our organization--Ryan Manion, Amy Looney, and Heather Kelly--as they share their personal stories of loss, and how each of their journeys took them from the depths of grief and pain to the height of empowerment and inspiration.

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Living Legacies

Supporting Those Who Protect Our Freedom


This Independence Day, we recognize the ties that bind us together as Americans. Celebrate the unity and character of our great nation by supporting those who protect it, with a gift to TMF.

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Living Legacies

Spartan Runs 53 Marathons in 1 Year to Honor 53 Fallen Heroes


Her first challenge was the Marine Corps Marathon. After that, she never stopped running.

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Living Legacies

AMERICA’S FALLEN LEFT THEIR LEGACIES TO US—IT’S OUR DUTY TO HONOR THEM


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TMF Events 29-Mar-2019

“I look forward to being alongside people who have experienced similar journeys. I think that there’s a huge amount of camaraderie there that helps propel us to do things that we didn’t think that we could do.”

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Press Room 25-Mar-2019

The Employer Support Freedom Award is the highest recognition given by the Department of Defense to employers for their exceptional support of National Guard and Reserve members.

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Press Room 22-Mar-2019

Travis Manion Foundation partners with CrossFit gyms nationwide to raise funds for veteran initiatives

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Survivor Stories 17-Feb-2019

A sixth-grade girl growing up in Pennsylvania’s coal country and America’s cowboy boot-clad president: worlds apart, yet two sides of the same coin.

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When we invest in veterans, our youth, communities, and nation thrive.Samantha Schneider, a senior at Desert Ridge High School in Mesa, Arizona, knows first-hand that veterans are civic assets, and...

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Veteran Stories 17-Dec-2018

“When you go through tragedy, you might not have the resilience to write a letter like [the one Tom Hixon wrote about his father]. For Tom and his family to go through the tragedy and still want to give back, still want to do something positive – it meant the world to me, and I could tell it meant the world to those kids.” – Jimmy White, Character Does Matter mentor

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TMF Events 17-Dec-2018

Our 7th Annual Gala, at the Philadelphia Union League, Brought Veterans, Families and Youth Together.

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Press Room 05-Dec-2018

To kickoff Army/Navy Weekend in Philadelphia, Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) will host the 7th annual “If Not Me, Then Who…” Gala at the historic Union League, on Thursday, December 6th, 2018.

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TMF Events 22-Nov-2018

Throughout the months of October and November, more than 5,000 Spartans united with their communities in 130+ service projects that honored the legacies of the men and women who gave...

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Press Room 15-Nov-2018

On Thursday, November 15th, the inaugural class of the George W. Bush Institute’s Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program, made up of 33 individuals serving our nation's veterans who are motivated to...

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